Seneca Nation Of Indians Sounds Off Against NY’s Legal Actions

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SALAMANCA – The Seneca Nation of Indians is sounding off, saying New York State overreached in recent legal actions.

The Nation’s President Matthew Pagels in a statement over the weekend announced that the State served a subpoena to the nation’s Gaming Corporation bank accounts, so they could not conduct banking transactions.

“Any individuals or organizations with nation-issued checks in their possession should not to attempt to cash or deposit the checks until we have rectified the situation,” said Pagels.

The action, he goes on to say, hurt their ability to provide basic services. The Nation and State are at odds over casino revenue, with New York officials claiming the Senecas need to remit payment.

The Seneca Nation Council is meeting Monday to discuss next steps in the process.


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